europe Trip with ursula
Friday, May 27 to Sunday, june 12  
(15 nights)

Hello, 

I present to you the first outline of your trip to Europe with Ursula Hosting.  A high-level proposal to digest and react to.  We will continue to edit it as needed until both of you are completely happy with it.  

Take your time going through this and let me know if you have any questions

Proposed Itinerary

 

After looking at flights and connections among all three countries and possible locations, I am proposing to start in either Croatia or Greece first, leaving Italy in the middle.   

For now, I am using Greece - Italy - Croatia as the order but this plan can also be Croatia - Italy - Greece.   You can decide which one makes the most sense to you.    

  1. Friday, May 27 - New York City to Santorini 

    •  Departing Friday - Arriving Saturday 

    • Four nights in Oia, Santorini. Perhaps the prettiest and most famous town in the island.  (Saturday to Wednesday) 

  2. Wednesday, June 1 - Santorini - Venice 

    • There are nonstop flights from Santorini into Venice, which is close to Florence(Tuscany), and I know you were interested in seeing.

    • Departing mid afternoon​

    • Nonstop flight. 

    • Included private water taxi from the airport, and to the train station.

    • One night. Enough time to walk around and explore this unique Italian jewel  (Wednesday to Thursday)

  3. Thursday, June 2 - Venice to Florence

    • Departing mid afternoon ​

    • Train to Florence (1st Class included)

    • Four nights in Florence, which is located in the heart of Tuscany.  I have it as one of the options, and it can serve as your home base as you explore vineyards and the beauty of the Tuscany region. 

      • I looked at other places located more remotely, but it was cleared you would need a car, or be ok with having a very calm and mellow time in a small village. We can still do this, so let me know if you would like me to look at those options instead. 

    • Thursday to Monday

  4. Monday, June 6 - Florence to Rome 

    • Departing midday

    • Fast Train to Rome (1st Class included)

    • One night.  Rome has nonstop flights to Croatia so it gives the perfect excuse to come and take a whole day to walk around the city and see the famous ruines

    • Monday to Tuesday

  5. Tuesday, June 7 - Rome to Dubrovnik 

    • Departing mid afternoon ​

    • Nonstop flight

    • Option One (Five nights in Croatia):

      • One night in Dubrovnik

      • Three night cruise in Catamaran

      • One night in Dubrovnik again after the cruise, so you can rest and prepare for flying back to the US. 

    • NOTE: If you decide not to do catamaran (option one),  5 nights just in Dubrovnik might be too many.  I would recommend to spend 3 nights in Dubrovnik, and 2 in Split, OR  just do 4 nights in Dubrovnik, and add one night to one of the other destinations.  For now, I am just adding the option of 3 nights in Dubrovnik, and 2 in Split.  But let me know if you would like to consider just 4 nights instead.

    • Option Two ( Five Nights in Croatia):

      • Three nights in hotel in Dubrovnik​

      • Fast Ferry to Split

      • Two Nights in Split  

  6. Sunday, June 12 - Split to New York ​(change)

    • Leaving in the morning, and arriving at night. There is a good number of options for  flight with just one stop under 15 hours. 

 

Accommodations, Activities, and more

I am recommending a variety of accommodations. From 4/5 star hotels to airbnbs.  We can go lower in cost, and higher as well. 

 

I focused on quality and location.  This tends to mean higher prices, so we can definitely adjust options as needed based on your priorities.  

To note:

  • 4/5 star hotels tend to be more expensive than good quality hotels. 

  • For hotels, I looked at only one room for you both. Most if not all, have the options of a large double bed (usually a king) or two twin beds in the room.  For similar or better price I could find airbnbs with two bedrooms/two baths.

  • In some locations I recommend hotels, specially when only staying one night.  

  • All photos are from available properties at this time, but keep in mind they might not be available anymore by the time you decide to reserve. 

Oia, Santorini (4 nights) 

  • This is the best place to stay in the island.  Beautiful views, great restaurant and bars. 

  • I have two more options for you:

    • Option One is a suite in a 4 star hotel, with a double bed and one single bed. Small living room, terrace with small jacuzzi, great views, and nice big bathroom I think you tow would enjoy.

    • Option Two is one bedroom/studio apartment.  Small, but new, great amenities, and a small front terrace with a small jacuzzi/pool.  This place has two apartments like this available.  At first, I thought this would be too small, but for the price of option one you could have two of these. 

    • Both of these options are very central. 

    • Both options include breakfast.

    • These options are $600 more total, than the first options I had shown (Moved to the end of the page) 

  • For activities, I am including a sailing experience around the islands, along beautiful coasts, and with stops in different beaches and coves where you can appreciate beautiful Santorini while swimming, and enjoying a nice meal at the end with wine.     ​

  • Note: Greece is the most expensive of the options.  From hotels to experiences, their costs are higher. 

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Venice

  • In Venice, you would be picked up by a water taxi and taken directly to the hotel.

  • Nice hotel in the middle of it all. 

  • No activities included for now.  You would have plenty of time to walk and explore the canals, the shops, and restaurants.  I will add recommendations for things to do and restaurants in Venice later. 

  • You will departure to Florence via Train.  

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Florence

  • Florence is full of history, beautiful architecture, and tons of wine and good food!  I am proposing to have you there, and do day trips to different vineyards and the Chianti country. 

  • I think an airbnb could be better here, and there are good options at relatively good prices.  

    • This place would be a two bedroom apartment.​

  • For activities, I am including:

    • Two different wine and food tasting experiences.  A lot of wine, exploring the country, great food and company. 

    • ​Pasta Cooking Class with a Michelin rated restaurant Chef.  
  • Note: one way to reduce cost could be to take the local bus to the activities.  For now, I am including cost of private or transportation offered by the hosts for a fee.  

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Rome

  • Easy to get to from the stations. Using train, and then taxi or Uber from/to the hotel

  • Found hotel options very central that would allow you to walk around and get lost in all the sites.

    • Breakfast included​

  • No activity is included but we could add one if you would like.  I will add recommendations for things to do and restaurants in Venice later. 

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OPTION ONE - Dubrovnik (Coratia)

  • I have picked this city as your home in Croatia because it has a more beautiful old town and offers good options for short trips on catamarans.   But if you see that Split might be better for you let me know and I can change options. 

  • I am thinking hotel for the first and the last night. Most likely you could leave some of your bags at the hotel while you go on your 3 night/4 day cruise.  ​​

  • I am including private transportation from and to the airport.  You can catch an Uber or local taxi the day of the cruise, but I am also happy to include those if you want. 

  • The Catamaran would take you to 3/4 different islands, and offer equipment for outdoor activities 9Biking, kayaking, etc).  You have options for additional tours, and breakfast is included. 

    • You would have your private room  (two single beds) with ensuite bathroom.  ​

    • The Itinerary of the one I am looking at is:

    • Day One : Dubrovnik (Komolac) - Kolocep Island - Lopud and Sipan islands

    • Day Two : Lopud and Sipan islands - Mljet Island National Park - Peljesac Peninsula

    • Day Three: Peljesac Peninsula - Broce and Ston

    • Day Four: Ston - Elaphiti Islands - Back to Komolac again

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OPTION TWO - Dubrovnik/Split (Coratia)

  • Dubrovnik

    • Three nights in hotel in Dubrovnik.  

    • For activities:

      • Island hopping day. Elaphite Islands Private boat​. Drinks included. 

      • Montenegro day trip. Not private 

      • You can. explore on your own he old town, or I can look into walking tours. 

      • I will provide more recs closer to the trip.

    • I am including private transportation from the airport, and to the Ferry.

  • Split

    • Fast Ferry to Split.

      • Easier to catch taxi to hotel from Ferry  I would provide you with the information to give to the taxi driver. 

    • Two nights in hotel

    • For activities

      • Day trip to Krka national park, with lunch included.

      • You can. explore on your own he old town, or I can look into walking tours. 

      • I will provide more recs closer to the trip.

    • I am including private transportation to Airport.  

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Updated Package Details (Oct 21):

  • All accommodations

    • Santorini Hotel or 2 apartment - 4 nights

    • Venice Hotel - 1 night

    • Florence Apartment - 4 nights

    • Rome Hotel - 1 night

    • Dubrovnik Hotel - 3 nights

    • Split Hotel - 2 nights

    • Catamaran - 3 nights

  • Flights (Including one checked bag each, carry ons)

    • Santorini - Venice 

    • Rome - Dubrovnik 

  • Fast Trains (1st Class)

    • Venice - Florence

    • Florence - Rome

  • Activities 

    • Santorini - Island Hopping

    • Tuscani -  Wine Tasting

    • Tuscani - Wine Tasting

    • Tuscani - Cooking Class

    • Dubrovnik -  Island hopping -  Private

    • Dubrovnik - day trip to Montenegro

    • Split - Day trip to Krka National Park

  • Transfers

    • Santorini - Roundtrip Airport Transfer

    • Venice - Water Taxi (one two way)

    • Dubrovnik - Rountrip Airport Transfer

    • Split - Transfer to Airport

  • Concierge services before the trip. We recommend and help with reservations for additional activities, restaurants, shows, and other things to do.  All of this can be planned in advance and pay through us so you don't have to worry paying later 

  • We would provide as well guidance and recommendations for you to enjoy during your free time. 

Cost (With either options in Croatia)

 

  1. The above packages can be done for a total of $10,098. $11,099

    • This is about $673 $738 per night ($369 each)

Some Thoughts:

  • I am giving you two options. in Croatia. Let me know if you have a preference, or would like to just do 4 nights Dubrovnik and add one night somewhere else. 

  • I added options for more central hotels in Santorini 

  • I added first class tickets for the trains, couple o f more airport. transfers, and the second water taxi in Venice.    

Let me know if you have any questions or comments after reviewing the package.  

Thank you 

PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED - Santorini

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